ROCKWALL – A 14-year-old Utley Middle School student committed suicide yesterday at her home in Rockwall.
Brianna Raquell “Bre” Escobedo is the second Rockwall teen to commit suicide in less than 30 days. Fifteen-year-old Rockwall High School freshman Hanna Clark took her own life April 26 at her Rockwall home.
According to the numerous parents of close friends and neighbors of the family who have contacted The Rockwall News, many students who knew Bre and were her friends were in shock yesterday and could be seen in tears as they exited the buses at Utley this morning.
Rockwall ISD normally makes grief counselors available to help students for tragedies like this and we are expecting word from the school district shortly.
The Rockwall Police Department plans to issue a news release early this afternoon with more information.
More details to come as we learn them.
Also watch for a separate news story today or tomorrow about the “Red Flags” to watch for to prevent further teen suicides, plus comments from a psychologist about how parents. family members and friends can help students in a positive manner who are affected by teen suicides.
By J.J. Smith